D’Augelli appointed associate dean for undergraduate programs and outreach in the College of Health and Human Development

August 9, 2006

(University Park, Pa)— Anthony R. D’Augelli has been appointed associate dean for undergraduate programs and outreach in the College of Health and Human Development, effective September 1. D’Augelli is currently professor of human development and professor-in-charge of undergraduate studies in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
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Anthony R. D’Augelli

A faculty member at Penn State since 1972, D’Augelli is nationally and internationally known for his pioneering research on sexual minority youth. He is widely respected for his work in the areas of self-identification and disclosure of sexual identity, the impact of sexual identity disclosure on families, and the victimization of sexual minority youth. He has published extensively in these areas, having authored more than 70 articles and chapters and co-edited several volumes pertaining to lesbian, gay and bisexual populations. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He is a clinical-community psychologist whose earlier research concerned interventions to prevent mental health problems, particularly in rural communities.

D’Augelli is an elected Fellow of the Society for Community Research and Action of the American Psychology Association (APA). He is also a Fellow of APA’s Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues, which has twice honored him with its Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. He is the recipient of the 2005 Evan G. and Helen G. Pattishall Outstanding Research Achievement Award of the College of Health and Human Development.

“Tony has a long-standing commitment to students and embraces the ideals of the ‘student-centered’ university,” said Fred Vondracek, interim dean of the College of Health and Human Development. “Tony’s years of experience in the College as a scholar and educator make him well-suited for this leadership role.”

D’Augelli replaces Dr. Fred Vondracek, who is serving as interim dean of the College of Health and Human Development.

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Editors: For additional information, please contact the College of Health and Human Development Office of College Relations at (814) 865-3831 or healthhd@psu.edu.